1. You are to administer morphine sulfate 4 mg IV push one time to a 16-year-old post-operative patient who weighs 120 lbs. This patient has a continuous IV of NS at 100 mL per hour. Using your Mosby’s Drug Guide for Nursing Students and Fundamentals of Nursing text, answer the following questions.
a. Is the dose ok for the weight of the adolescent?
b. If MS is available as 10 mg/mL, how much will you administer? Show your calculation.
c. How will you dilute this medication?
d. Over what time period will you push this medication?
e. Do you need to flush with saline before or after administration?
f. Are there any vital signs the nurse needs to monitor and why?